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Pentagon: Slow-moving hurricane to make rescues challenging

Senior Defense Department officials say the expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas.

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

Transgender people can enlist in military starting January 1

A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Trump's opposition.

Sex assaults reported to Fort Bragg increase 28 percent

New information released by the Department of Defense shows a steady increase in the number of sex assaults reported to Fort Bragg officials over a 4-year period.

Only 16% of Puerto Rico has power 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, only 16 percent of Puerto Rico's residents have electricity, the Department of Defense said on Wednesday.

Department of Defense: Two killed in Afghanistan from Fort Bragg

The Department of Defense announced Thursday night that two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday were from Fort Bragg in Fayetteville.

NC soldier among three killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from North Carolina was among three members of the US Army killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.

Trump says ‘thank you’ to NC supporters

Thousands of people packed Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville Tuesday night to see Donald Trump and to hear his message on his 2016 Thank You Tour.

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BALLOT MIX-UP: Brunswick County woman told she ‘already voted’

Imagine going to the polls to cast your ballot, only to be told you've already voted. That's exactly what happened to a Brunswick County woman on Wednesday.

Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day.

Dogs say “I do” for a good cause in Sunset Beach

A pair of dogs in Sunset Beach tied a knot stronger than any leash on Wednesday night at Sunset Beach. 

Counties reach 50% turn out during early voting, expect to surpass 2016 numbers

There are still three full days left of early voting, but we're seeing turnout across the state far surpassing numbers in years past. Counties in the Cape Fear are already reaching the 50% mark of ballots cast.